The markets had a great first half of the year. Stocks were up. Bonds were up. Both U.S. and International markets were up. Everything seemed to be working. Unfortunately, the second half has had a rockier start. And given the headlines (e.g. trade war, weakening international economies, excess debt loads, inverted yield curve, etc.), that volatility could continue for a while. Given that, I thought it would be a good time to scroll through the archives at Intentional Retirement and review a few past articles on how to deal with volatility, keep your emotions in check and make sure your retirement plans stay on track. Even though they were written during past periods of volatility, the lessons are just as relevant today.
- Should you prepare for a deeper downturn?
- What is an inverted yield curve and why is everyone worried about it?
- How to keep your retirement plans on track despite the volatility.
- Anxious? Focus on what you can control.
- 3 ways to protect your nest egg and prepare for the coming volatility.
- My brain made me do it: How to avoid bad investment decisions.
- Retirement fire drill